AN EVIL paedophile who raped his screaming one-year-old daughter and uploaded the footage to the dark web has been jailed for 70 years.
James Lockhart, 31, of Bradenton, Florida, received the maximum sentence for his abominable crimes.
He pled guilty to producing, distributing and possessing child abuse footage in March and has now been caged.
Lockhart produced four videos of himself violating his daughter between March 2016 and February 2018, according to the US Justice Department.
He then posted the clips in a dark web forum under the aliases StrangeWood and Hardwood.
Lockhart said more videos would be produced and took suggestions, according to a plea agreement.
His home was eventually raided in October in a child pornography investigation dubbed Operation Test Pilot.
Homeland Security agents showed the footage to his wife, mother to their boy and girl.
She identified the victim as her daughter and said the man’s hand belonged to her husband.
The girl’s stuffed animal toy was also visible in the harrowing footage.
Agent Michael B. Cochran said: “Lockhart’s child pornography collection included infants and sadomasochistic and violent conduct.
This deviant committed the most horrible atrocities imaginable to a one-year-old child.
“HSI’s national and international partnerships have helped ensure that this predator will never again harm a child.”
Investigators found three child abuse videos and 4,000 pictures in his home.
Lockhart worked as a licensed paramedic at Paramedics Logistics Florida for six years before being fired in October.
His arrest was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative.